The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders

Directed By Wes Anderson

While the latest season of Saturday Night Live has so far been a mixed bag of the good, the bad, and the “why the hell is Miley Cyrus here again?,” it has found plenty of success when it comes to pre-made digital shorts that poke fun at some of pop culture’s other big obsessions. While the Girls parody trailer rung our bells earlier this season, this past weekend’s send-up of Wes Anderson films (and, more specifically, one that addresses what would happen if Wes Anderson directed a horror film) is not only the funnier of the two, it’s one of the funniest things they’ve done as of late. Our own Scott Beggs shared the fake trailer for The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders earlier today (you can catch up on it HERE), and while we’re still chuckling over its “critical lauds” (including a hilarious bit that shouts out our pals at Fangoria, who so amusingly penned a review to go along with it, a must-read you can check out HERE), we decided to do some digging for a few other parodies to keep the laughs flowing. While the SNL trailer may well be the Wes Anderson parody out there, it’s certainly not the only one, and if you’re suddenly ravenous for more adorably twee takes on the director’s oeuvre, we’ve lined up a few for you to enjoy after the break. Grab your kitten in a basket, best sweatband, and your Rushmore pin collection and take a look.


Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders

Let’s be fair. It’s not all that difficult to parody Wes Anderson‘s movies. That’s the price of having a signature style. Still, Saturday Night Live nailed it with this orange-tinted horror film The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders, and they did it so well that I now desperately want to see a horror film from Anderson. The things you never knew you wanted, right? Edward Norton beautifully channels Owen Wilson’s drawl here, and while the thrust of the gag is essentially a litany of Andersonisms lifted straight from his movies and deposited into a home invasion thriller, the jokes work best when they involve objects and set ups that the director hasn’t used but definitely, absolutely could have. The only way it could have been better? Adding SNL and Anderson alum Bill Murray into the mix.

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published: 01.25.2015
published: 01.25.2015
published: 01.25.2015

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